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College in High School shares Washington DC Report and Recommendations on Student Access and Student Success

This report is the result of a dual enrollment task force organized by the DC Mayor’s Office and several partners.  It follows the trend line of a number of other regions’ work in expanding dual enrollment beyond legacy orientations to high academic achievers to include all students – offering opportunities to have some exposure to a post secondary academic or career path.  Read the full report HERE Read More

Two publications report on the growth trends and access challenges for dual credit courses in Illinois

A recent article from Chalkbeat – Chicago provides a summary of recent research written by Sarah Cashdollar, PhD. via the Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaboration and with funding from the Joyce Foundation. The Chalkbeat article can be found  HERE. The research report, Dual Credit In Illinois — Mapping Increased Participation and Persistent Participation Gaps provides detail and data, as well as conclusions and implications. Read More

West Virginia’s two year schools showing increasing enrollments and roughly 40% increase in dual enrollment this year

This brief article in MetroNews reports positive growth trends in West Virginia’s technical college and Community College systems, including a big jump in dual enrollment.  The numbers are close to pre-pandemic enrollment levels.  You can read the article HERE Read More

Florida’s State Legislature is looking to increase state-wide dual enrollment programing

This article by Andrew Powell and the Center Square Contributor publication provides a quick comparison of a handful of states dual enrollment student requirements.  This is a quick read for those interested in state to state variations in program enrollment requirements.  Read the article HERE Read More

A new research analysis on the why? behind dual credit education…Is it clearly stated in the language that describes it?

The report entitled, “Democratizing Dual Enrollment: Beyond Economic Rationales”by Julia C. Duncheon [U of Washington] and Dustin Hornbeck [U of Memphis] takes an interesting research approach to understand what drives dual enrollment;  is it the quest for the broad benefits of higher education, or civic responsiveness, or economic fortitude.  Perhaps the answer lies in the way we talk about or describe dual enrollment. Read More

Advanced Placement or Dual Credit? Which is the favored path for high school students?

This ARTICLE provides a primer on the differences and the plus/minus elements of both choices.  the article is short, but it includes links to additional content and information. Read More

Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education is extending its partnership with INvestEd and the Center of Escellence in Leadership of Learning to support teacher credentialing

This is a quick update on graduate courses offered for free through Teach Dual Credit Indiana.  This goes a long way toward building a pipeline of dual credit credentialed teachers in Indiana….well done.  This short news item can be found HERE Read More

College in High School Alliance brings to the forefront the ‘Next Phase of Dual Enrollment Policy’

The subtitle of this paper is “a Vision for the field”, which suggest a shift in our current focus on building and scaling dual enrollment to forward aspirations for greater access and equity objectives and thereby realize a more comprehensive level of participation in the benefits realized in previous programing phases.  The new orientation is the inclusion of a much expanded dual enrollment student population, not tied to exceptional academic performers alone, but to all students’ career and occupational goals […] Read More

California is focused on expanding the reach of dual enrollment across the spectrum of student pathways

This article Making the Most of State Investments in Dual Enrollment – Public Policy Institute of California ( highlights the trends in dual enrollment programs to incorporate career pathway planning into the programs.  This encourages another trend in dual enrollment that is clearly targeting marginalized students’ participation.  The idea here is to expose students to higher education well ahead of graduation from High School and to demonstrate to them that they have the wherewithal to undertake post secondary education and career aspirations […] Read More

Update on Georgia’s Legislative Review of Dual Enrollment results in strong financial and policy support for future dual enrollment programing

This is a follow on to earlier posted articles on the State of Georgia’s Legislative review of dual enrollment programing in the state.  The committee assigned to the review traveled the state looking at several examples of DE programing and concluded with several recommendations regarding funding, definitions for outcomes and longer term commitments to support programing.  See article from The Current, In-Depth Journalism for Coastal Georgia Read More